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1  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Turtledove book should I get? on: August 10, 2011, 01:19:07 am
The Guns of the South is a quite enjoyable book if your into the genre. The others I've read were filled with randomly placed sex scenes (poorly written ones at that) and some truly rubbish parallels to OTL.
2  General Discussion / History / Re: Why is Woodrow Wilson considered to be 'to the left' of Taft? on: July 12, 2011, 11:25:45 pm
I do, though in essence I am a nobody, being just another unknown poster on an niche internet forum. 

Don't feel bad; I believe Wilson to have had an intimate influence on the Dixiecrat "philosophy" of the mid-20th century. And I don't consider them 'Left' by any means.

Beware, though: the national historiography is about to be written such that Wilson was the author of all sorts of Bolshevik horrors, the Second Red Scare be damned. Fight it where you can.

You know things have gone a bit wonky when a guy who sent people to kill Bolsheviks is suddenly a Bolshevik.
3  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Homosexuality on: July 12, 2011, 11:21:20 pm
Who cares? Live and let live.

...

Well played. Smiley
4  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Homosexuality on: July 08, 2011, 01:52:58 am
Who cares? Live and let live.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever met a liberal version of jmfcst? on: July 08, 2011, 01:36:50 am
I have a close friend who has pretty much the exact political views this brings to mind. Smiley

Needless to say we don't talk about politics much Sad
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on: July 08, 2011, 12:48:05 am
A somewhat vile individual that does her job exceedingly well.
7  General Discussion / History / Re: Was there a national anthem before Star-Spangled Banner? on: February 07, 2011, 04:42:39 pm
And don't be a smartass and say some other counties anthem.

Unofficially it was Hail, Columbia, IIRC.

If that's wrong I'm sure TrueFederalist will be able to steer you in the right direction.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you a butt-man or a boobs-man? on: February 07, 2011, 04:21:25 pm
This thread is brilliant, but probably not for the reason you think.

Yes, it is hilarious that you flatter yourself so.  

Wow, Opebo, that was below the belt.

To you perhaps, but just remember that the (apparent) implication in your post that I find this thread even remotely humorous isn't correct..

I just meant to call attention to the condescending tone of your post, as if your interlocutors are incapable of drawing the same inferences as you can.

Well I admit to baiting with the condescending tone of my post, but I'm not actually arrogant enough to think that I'm the only one who "got it".

Also your pretence that butts and boobs aren't of an intrinsic and great importance in a man's life (or worthy of disscussion) is laughable.

Men (and people in general) discuss their physical attractions/preferences for the opposite sex all the time, particularly among friends, but my post never really implied anything to the contrary of that rather obvious fact.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you a butt-man or a boobs-man? on: February 07, 2011, 03:55:08 pm
This thread is brilliant, but probably not for the reason you think.

Yes, it is hilarious that you flatter yourself so.  

Wow, Opebo, that was below the belt.

To you perhaps, but just remember that the (apparent) implication in your post that I find this thread even remotely humorous isn't correct (well, beyond how predictable it is anyway)..
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you a butt-man or a boobs-man? on: February 07, 2011, 03:46:36 pm
This thread is brilliant, but probably not for the reason you think.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / wormyguy vs the Nation State on: February 07, 2011, 03:32:03 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_state
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bush avoids visiting Switzerland on: February 07, 2011, 03:18:14 pm
Why do people still waste their time over stuff like this? What happened during the Bush administration happened. We've spent the last decade anguishing over it. Just let it go. It's like pining over an ex that dumped you five years ago.

Indeed. The focus should have switched to Obama and his blanket continuation of most Bush-era policies that people found objectionable.

It hasn't done as such in the minds of most Democrats, sadly.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Inks vs Chinese Land Reform in the 1950's on: February 07, 2011, 02:17:17 pm
Inks vs Chinese Land Reform in the 1950's
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bush avoids visiting Switzerland on: February 07, 2011, 02:06:01 pm
If only.. Sad
15  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / wormyguy vs Medicaid on: February 01, 2011, 03:38:25 am
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?action=profile;u=5440

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicaid
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What issues do you dislike the people who 'side' with you on? on: January 30, 2011, 11:05:46 pm
Most anti-war activists and organizations bother me with a lot of their rhetoric. Many of their chant-style one-liners about how evil Iraq and Afghanistan are just makes everybody who's anti-war look utterly ridiculous (thats not even to say I actually disagree with the underlying sentiment).

Elitist holier-than-thou pro-choice types have always bothered me.

A lot of the rhetoric used by gun rights advocates is rather grating (like the rhetoric for any "hot-button" perpetual social issue such as this).

Drug legalization. This is more or less self explanatory..

The anti-Semitic nether reaches of Anti-Zionism.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Capital Punishment in the US on: January 30, 2011, 03:06:06 pm
i support capital punishment, but it must be enforced with a moderation and common sense, and no one gets hurt.

/marty

Not even the person being
executed?

i was thinking about innocent people. stop playing with words.

/marty

Innocent people have been given the death penalty quite frequently; despite attempts by the state(s) to keep this from coming to light.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why so few evangelicals in the military? on: January 24, 2011, 06:44:37 pm
Quote from: saorsa
You need to come up with a map that shows its the Evangelicals who are dropping out of school and are obese to prove your thesis.

Except he never claimed that is was specifically the evangelicals who were dropping out of school and were obese.. just that they were concentrated in regions with high instances of those.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Lieberman to announce retirement on: January 22, 2011, 09:02:08 pm
Thank god.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oakland 2nd Graders Reportedly Engage In Sex Acts, Teacher Suspended on: January 22, 2011, 05:12:53 am
It is Oakland...
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? on: January 20, 2011, 08:40:33 pm
I Will Dare by The Replacements

Tam Lin from Fairport Convention's rightly famous Liege & Lief album. It's amazing; everyone should listen to it.

Interestingly enough I just heard them for the first time a few nights ago; I was impressed.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which has a higher percentage of ethnic minorities and women? on: January 20, 2011, 08:21:51 pm
I exist!
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Santorum: Black people shouldn't be pro-choice. on: January 20, 2011, 01:50:23 pm
Good to know there's still no shortage who know whats best for Black people.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Phrase "For The Record" on: January 20, 2011, 01:35:05 pm
Freedom Phrase (sane)
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who was the most authoritarian U.S. President? on: January 18, 2011, 06:08:51 pm
Wilson by a hundred miles. Reagan shouldn't be on this list.

The deficit? The War on Drugs? Social collectivism? Foreign interventionism on a scale greater than Vietnam? How utterly libertarian!


Why isn't Abe Lincoln who obliterated habeus corpus on this list
or John Adams who passed the draconian Alien and Sedition Act? Adams even had his VP speak out against him via the 1798 Kentucky Resolution. Or Clinton for his regular foreign interventions


Because its completely constitutional for the congress to suspend habeus corpus in the case of rebellion. Authoritarian? Yes, but if its constitutional its automatically considered not authoritarian in the political discourse of the United States.
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